As a previous blogger for Hush Skins, one who has taken the longest to finally understand what it looks like has happened to Gala Phoenix, owner of Curio, it is necessary for me to publicly announce my 100% support of One Voice. It is a charity event set up to assist Gala with her legal fees, fighting to get her company back on the grid, and taking a stand against all content theft. I am very sad about my part in making things more difficult for Gala by promoting Hush Skins. Because I have not been a wearer of Curio skins in the past and the skins didn’t look the same to me, along with Hush still selling skins inworld and on the marketplace, I didn’t understand the true gravity of the situation. But I am converted and will no longer wear or promote Hush Skins.
Curio’s Gala Phoenix is currently in the midst of legal issues which have resulted in her content being removed from the grid, pending the outcome of her legal battle. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) process in Second Life requires that when there is legal action taken against your content, Linden Lab will remove it from the grid until a ruling is made. Gala’s fellow content creators have come together to host a fundraiser to help with the enormous amount of legal fees she will have to bare in order to fight her case.
The fundraiser will be held from 9th-15th July, with a blogger preview on 8th July.
Confirmed participants so far are: Truth, League, GoS, Belleza, Glam Affair, Adam and Eve, SLink, One Bad Pixel, Exile, HoD, Laqroki, Aura, Bare Rose, SAKIDE, Zibska, Al Vulo and many others who will offer their items as either 50% or 100% donations.
The event is not only to help Gala Phoenix, but to also take a stand for the community of content creators, for many of whom SL is their main source of income. This could happen to any one of us, and it’s necessary that we stand up and fight back to ensure that it doesn’t.
Please contact Sophia Harlow or OMGWTF Barbecue if you’d like to participate as a content creator or blogger, and join the inworld group One Voice for updates and the LM when the event opens!
Gala is aware of this event and has published her official statement and a detailed description of the past events on her blog. (Gala Phoenix, owner of Curio! Her statement: curioonline.org/2012/07/05/curio-news-release/)
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If you’d like to stay informed join the One Voice Update group:
or check SL Blogger Support slbloggersupport.wordpress.com/2012/07/06/one-voice/